| Release dates
March 22, 2011
- PC version features high resolution textures, tessellation, high quality shadows and more PC specific features.
- Great for benchmarking graphics cards
- GameSpy online server browser stopped working on May 31, 2014 due to GameSpy services being shut down.
- Crysis Website
- MyCrysis Forums
- Crysis Wiki - A wiki for everything Crysis related
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums for game series
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Network
- 8 Issues unresolved
- 9 Issues fixed
- 10 System requirements
- 11 References
|Steam||Maximum Edition / Use CD key given on Steam to unlock on Origin.|
Skip intro videos
Skip intro videos by editing a config file • Link
Patch 1.9 prepares Crysis 2 for DX11 features and high-resolution textures. Each need to be downloaded and installed separately from the 1.9 patch.
DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade
With this package the following DX11 exclusive features will be activated
- Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
- Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
- High Quality HDR Motion Blur
- Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
- Parallax Occlusion Mapping
- Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
- Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
- DX11 compatible graphics card with 768 MB Video Memory
- 545 MB HD space
The DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade can be downloaded here.
The High-Resolution Texture Pack doubles the fidelity of many of the games art assets.
- 64-Bit Operating System
- DX9 compatible graphics card with 768 MB Video Memory
The High-Res Texture Pack can be downloaded here.
- Crysis 2 is very memory intensive. This app improves performance for Crysis 2 on 64-bit Windows systems with more than 2GB RAM by allowing it to access up to 4GB RAM.
BlackFire's Mod 2 and MaLDo HD Textures
For those who truly want to push Crysis 2's graphical fidelity to its limits, BlackFire's Mod 2 and MaLDo HD serves their needs. A step by step list of instructions is available at this forum post over at Crydev.net .
Configuration file(s) location
Save game data location
|Field of view (FOV)||See Field of view (FOV).|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||Use Borderless Gaming.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)||Can be forced through the NVIDIA Control Panel/AMD Control Center.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|Oculus Rift||See Crysis 2 running on Oculus Rift with Vireio.|
|High frame rate|
Change FOV • Link
cl_FOV = 70 r_DrawNearFOV = 70 pl_movement.power_sprint_targetFOV = 70
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Controller support||XInput controllers only.|
|Full controller support|
|Controller remapping||Can only switch between pre-set layouts.|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Surround sound||Up to 7.1 output|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Online play||16||Online server browser stopped working on May 31, 2014.|
|Self-hosting||Use the Crysis 2 Community Dedicated Server Package.|
|Protocol||Port(s) and/or port range(s)|
|TCP (outbound)||80, 2891, 2990, 6667, 29900, 64100|
|UDP (outbound)||27900-27901, 64100|
The statistic-screen in the menu displays that 13 weapon-attachments are findable in single-player but in fact there are only 12. Therefore it is not possible to achieve "100%".
Extreme lag while using Nvidia video card
Extreme lag while using Nvidia video card • Link
When playing Crysis 2 on a fast Nvidia card (GTX 560 Ti and possibly on faster cards as well), there can be an extreme and unexpected lag regardless of single player or multiplayer campaign. This is very noticeable while navigating the menu, something that should be instantaneous and direct. If you experience this lag, try switching to windowed mode (Alt+↵ Enter). If this lag now disappears and gameplay is suddenly fast again, the solution is this:
Crash to Desktop at Startup
Crash to Desktop at Startup • Link
the game will freeze up and crash to the desktop without any errors
External TV locked at 24 Hz
External TV locked at 24hz • Link
If you use an external TV as a monitor to player Crysis 2 you may encounter a bug where the game always uses a 24Hz mode on the TV, resulting in a laggy frame rate. Sadly there is no official fix for this issue.
One way to play the game in fullscreen is to force borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
Alternatively you can create a custom resolution with a few less horizontal pixels which should force the display into 60Hz mode. For example, if you are running at 1080p using an Nvidia card:
Forcing refresh rate via DirectX registry entries. • Link
|Operating system (OS)||XP||7|
|Processor (CPU)||2 GHz Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU||2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||3 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)|| |
|Video card (GPU)|| GeForce 8800 GS
Radeon HD 3800 series
| GeForce GTX 280 |
Radeon HD 4870